Legal Elite 2016




MAC is pleased to announce its 2016 Legal Elite recipients: (Left to Right) Jack Juan, Liane Wakayama, Ben Auten, Cody Mounteer, Candice Renka, and Christian Balducci Not Pictured: Terry Coffing and Jared Moser  

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AND TO MY DOG, I LEAVE…




By Geraldine Tomich, Esq. You may remember the richest dog ever – Leona Helmsley’s lap dog, Trouble.  Helmsley left Trouble a $12M-inheritance in trust.  Sounds crazy?   Perhaps, a court thought so too and reduced Trouble’s trust down to $2M.  It…

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Ninth Circuit’s Decision in the Ed O’Bannon Case and the Curious Connection with Johnny Football




By: Jason M. Gerber At the end of September the Ninth Circuit issued a decision affirming in part a judgment in favor of Ed O’Bannon and his class members against the NCAA.  The Ninth Circuit holding will not tearing down…

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MAY 2016




THE FUTURE OF DAILY FANTASY SPORTS IN NEVADA By Jason Gerber In 2015 online Daily Fantasy Sports (“DFS”) exploded throughout the United States.  Anyone who watched an NFL game or turned on ESPN experienced a deluge of advertisements touting the…

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APRIL 2016




MAC WELCOMES FOUR NEW ATTORNEYS TO OUR TEAM Adele V. Karoum practices in the areas of litigation and appellate law.    Adele V. Karoum Ms. Karoum graduated magna cum laude from the University of San Diego School of Law, where she…

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March 2016




Proper Record Keeping, The Employer’s Best Friend By Jared M. Moser, Esq. Nothing inhibits an employer’s defenses to a labor or employment lawsuit more significantly than the employer’s failure to implement prudent record keeping policies and procedures.  Not only can the…

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February 2016




VALENTINE’S DAY DIVORCE: THE IMPORTANCE OF HAVING AN UPDATED ESTATE PLAN DURING THE PENDENCY OF A DIVORCE By Kristin Gifford, Esq.   Whether it is finally acting on New Year’s Resolutions, setting a deadline on giving the relationship one last effort or the…

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JANUARY 2016




The Commerce Tax:  4 Key Points to Consider By Ben Auten, Esq. Last year, the Nevada Legislature approved Senate Bill (S.B.) 483, which imposes what is commonly referred to as the “commerce tax” on gross receipts of any business conducting…

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DECEMBER 2015




2015’s Legal Roller Coaster As the holiday season comes to a close and a new year is about to begin, it is common to reflect on the various ups and downs that occurred throughout the year.  From a legal perspective,…

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OCTOBER 2015




DO YOUR FAMILY A FAVOR – AVOID PROBATE          by Liane Wakayama, Esq. Estate planning practitioners all across the Las Vegas valley urge their clients to get their estate plan together and to spread the word that there…

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